Liked Touch ID, or just plain don’t like unlocking your phone with your face? Too bad, unless you’re an Android person.
Synaptics’s Clear ID sensor is not the first sensor to scan your thumb print through a display. The Vivo X20 phone, available now in China, is not the first phone to read your thumb through the screen. You might not know this if you’d seen the headlines coming out of CES—where Synaptic’s Clear ID was haled as a game…
This week, Nikkei reported that the difficulty of producing the 3D sensors that power facial recognition in the highly anticipated iPhone X is leading to manufacturing delays. This could ultimately lead to shortages when pre-orders for the device open on October 27th. If it feels like you’ve heard this story before,…
When the iPhone X eventually arrives in November it will come loaded with a futuristic camera module that, if all goes right, should let you securely open your phone with little more than a glance. The promise is enticing—a perfect blend of convenience and security that’s hard to come by in mobile computing devices.…
It’s cold and with what feels like an eternity of wintery weather ahead of us, it’s most definitely glove-wearing season.
While Touch ID may feel like the most secure way to prevent others from accessing your phone, it cost Bethany Howell $250. While the Arkansas mother napped on the couch in the week before the holidays, her 6-year-old daughter Ashlynd borrowed her thumbprint to unlock her phone and opened the Amazon app.
Come up with a password, they’ll crack it. Program a key card, they’ll hack it. Tie your identity to a DNA sequence and Russian black hats will break into your bedroom while you’re sleeping and steal all your blood. In the end, there’s only one truly unbreakable security measure: Atelerix albiventris, the humble…
Gloves that work on touchscreen devices are nothing new—they’ve existed almost as long as smartphones have. But gloves that can unlock a mobile device that’s protected with a fingerprint reader? It might be a solution to a first world problem, but it’s a problem we’re happy is solved.
Apple is supposed to release the brand new MacBook Pro at a big event Thursday, but it looks like images of the MacBook got out early. The source? Apple.
Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just being in the wrong house at the wrong time is cause enough to make every single person inside provide their fingerprints and unlock their phones.
After weeks of insisting Error 53 brickings were the result of bad repair jobs, Apple is now saying that it was a big goof and that the brickings were never supposed to happen. Come on Apple.
Find any problem with an Apple device, and sure as carrion crows will rip the still-beating heart from a carcass, class action lawyers will assemble. So it goes with Error 53, the latest (non) issue to befall Cupertino.
Let’s be clear on at least one thing: the iPhone 6s is a good phone. A great phone even, and no shit, it’s the best iPhone yet. But if you’re upgrading from—or have ever spent 30 seconds with—an iPhone 6, it’s business as usual...until you get to 3D Touch.
The Office of Personnel Management hack keeps getting worse. We already know over 21.5 million federal employees had their personal information hijacked from the OPM’s servers. And now the government agency admits that 5.6 million federal employees had their fingerprints stolen.
With the launch of the iPhone 5S, Apple set a high bar for finger print recognition with TouchID. Until now Android phones have failed to compete—but now Qualcomm is launching a fingerprint sensor that could change that.
The Nexus 6 is incredibly large and also amazingly good. But as your fingers slide around that monstrous screen, there's one thing that's missing: finger print recognition. And that, apparently, is Apple's fault.
Passwords are broken. Most people pick crappy passwords, and that inevitably leads to trouble.(We're looking at you Sony Pictures.) Good passwords are basically impossible to remember. Heck, even the dude who invented passwords thinks they're a total nightmare. The time to kill the password is overdue, and…